Regional News

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

Report gives net free zones big tick, more fish being caught

RECREATIONAL fishing in the region has been better than ever after the introduction of net free zones, according to a federally funded report.

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Tragedy inspires a mother's fight to boost vital services

Tragedy inspires a mother's fight to boost vital services

A COLLINSVILLE mother has vowed to keep fighting following two separate petitions to increase the number of emergency personnel in her town.

How after-hours doctor saved Mackay toddler's life

How after-hours doctor saved Mackay toddler's life

Home Doctor Visit confirms mum's worst fears

Motorcyclists taken to hospital after overnight crashes

Motorcyclists taken to hospital after overnight crashes

Two men injured after motorcycle crashes in Paget and Mia Mia

Donations flood in for drought appeal

Donations flood in for drought appeal

WITH some parts of the state without a drop of rain for years, Queenslanders are urged to dig deep and join the campaign to help battling farmers. Here's how.

GEA calls out for submissions to cut pay lag

GEA calls out for submissions to cut pay lag

Payment terms of mining companies can blow out to as much as 90 days.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Queensland Drought Appeal launched to help battling farmers

Queensland Drought Appeal launched to help battling farmers

THESE kids either weren’t alive or can’t remember the last time there was proper rain. They will benefit from the Queensland Drought Appeal kicking off today.

WATCH: Bruce Hwy re-opens after huge fire at Balberra

WATCH: Bruce Hwy re-opens after huge fire at Balberra

Fire to be monitored by landholders overnight

Tributes flow for former Labor leader

Tributes flow for former Labor leader

FORMER Queensland leader of the opposition and Goss Ministry minister, Nev Warburton, has died, aged 86.

No action decided yet for crown of thorns outbreak

No action decided yet for crown of thorns outbreak

Starfish outbreaks were at 90 per cent of reefs surveyed.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Whale gives Sarina cops playful spray

Whale gives Sarina cops playful spray

Pair of police officers had a whale of a time while on duty

Damage as Bruce Highway melts beneath vehicles

Damage as Bruce Highway melts beneath vehicles

Motorists left fuming after dodgy road repair damage vehicles.

Photos: Injured green turtle released at Harbour Beach

Photos: Injured green turtle released at Harbour Beach

After a three-month rehabilitation, a green turtle with a broken shell has been returned to the sea from Mackay Harbour Beach

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Business owner charged with attempted arson

Business owner charged with attempted arson

Police arrest and charge woman over shopping complex blaze

Retail superstore has big plans for Mackay

Retail superstore has big plans for Mackay

New megastore due to open in early October

Juice bar expansion proving a success

Juice bar expansion proving a success

Brenden Misfud's health food business has gone in the right direction after expanding into the Sydney Street Markets.

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Phoenix resource sector fuels regional jobs growth

Phoenix resource sector fuels regional jobs growth

A RESURGENT resources sector is powering jobs growth across Queensland

Rare dolphin sighting a treat for passengers

Rare dolphin sighting a treat for passengers

Over 40 snubfin dolphins were spotted near Newry Island over the weekend.

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Department confirms croc sighting in Mullers Lagoon

Department confirms croc sighting in Mullers Lagoon

REPORTS of a 1.5 metre freshwater crocodile swimming in Mullers Lagoon have prompted a warning from wildlife officers.

40 jobs as luxury tourism operator expands in Whitsundays

40 jobs as luxury tourism operator expands in Whitsundays

Airlie Beach charter business locked in to provide exclusive dive and water sport services to the Island.

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